Embracing Change: Fast Facts

by | Nov 5, 2015 | Articles

Get the headline figures from the 2015-16 Industry Benchmark Report before you read the full report.

L&D have high aspirations for their role:

Approximately 9 out of 10 are seeking a wide range of benefits, but those relating to improvements in training efficiency and individual processes are most likely to be achieved.

  • 89% seek benefits related to efficiency – but only 41% are achieving this
  • 88% seek improved individual processes – 39% are achieving this
  • 91% seek improved productivity and engagement – 29% are achieving this
  • 88% seek improved business responsiveness – 24% are achieving this
  • 89% seek improved learning culture – 21% are achieving this (tweet this)

Some organisations are implementing the future of learning, today:

When compared to those in the bottom quartile for the TMI, those in the Top Deck (those scoring in the top 10% for the Towards Maturity Index) are:

  • 3x more likely to agree they are improving efficiency and individual projects/processes
  • 5x more likely to agree they are improving organisational productivity, employee engagement and business responsiveness
  • 8x more likely to positively impact learning culture (tweet this)

A Snapshot of Learning Today

  • 55% training programmes are entirely face to face
  • 26% blended, 19% online only
  • 19% training budget spent on learning technologies:
  • 90% use e-learning content
  • 86% use live online learning
  • 79% have an LMS in place
  • 68% use best practice video
  • 67% use mobile learning
  • 31% use games and simulations

(tweet this) N = 600+ L&D professionals

The Self-Directed Learner:

  • 88% like to be able to learn at their own pace
  • 87% know what learning they need to do their job
  • 76% want to be able to do their job better/faster
  • 42% learn at weekends or evenings

(tweet thisN = 1,600 staff

The Top Deck are embracing change throughout the business and are realising their vision of the future, providing a direction for others to follow. A consumer-focused, technology-enabled learning strategy builds business performance and employee engagement.

The Top Deck highlight that business leaders need to expect more:

Expect to see a contribution to bottom-line business benefits The modernised learning strategy, underpinned by digital transformation, is delivering tangible business impact in top learning organisations (the top 25%):

  • 12% improvement in productivity
  • 15% improvement in customer satisfaction

In addition to efficiency improvements of:

  • 19% reduction in study time
  • 16% cost reduction
Expect more than
just a course
  • 94% of the Top Deck consider the course as only one option for building workforce skills and performance (53% average)
  • 80% agree their approach is shaped by models that support learning in the flow of work (such as 70:20:10) (47%)
  • 51% encourage staff to collaborate in building knowledge resources together (12%)
Expect L&D, HR & management teams to work together
  • 80% pull key stakeholders into a steering group to support programme design and implementation (39%)
  • 67% agree learning reinforces the recruitment process (21%)

The Top Deck are active in supporting the self-directed learner:

83% of L&D leaders want to increase self-directed learning, but only 22% are achieving it. However, Top Deck organisations recognise that staff are more self-directed than we think and respond accordingly – taking the following actions:

Establish an active learner voice:

  • Listen first: 86% understand how their learners learn (30% average)
  • Welcome ideas: 88% welcome innovation and contributions from staff (51%)

Increase access:

  • To people: 76% use learning communities (46% average)
  • To resources: 71% provide online/mobile job aids (29%)

Empower learners to do their current and future jobs:

  • 70% integrate performance management (44% average)
  • 78% support career aspirations with technology-enabled learning (21%)
  • 79% offer learning and study skills development programmes (51%)

The Top Deck are equipping the L&D Team for change

On average, 3 in 10 organisations do not offer any professional skills training to their L&D teams, but the Top Deck are increasing the value they add to the business by:

  • Applying business thinking: 94% have a learning strategy that allows for hanging business priorities (59% average)
  • Thinking digitally: 88% know what technology-enabled learning their current IT systems can deliver (48%)
  • Equipping the L&D team with the skills they need for the future: 77% offer CPD programmes for L&D to improve their own skills (54%)

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